Labont Seminar

Labont Annual Seminar


The seminar is part of the research activities of the Labont – Center for Ontology and its aim is to provide a lively forum for discussing contemporary philosophical issues concerning social ontology and its applications. Meetings are public and provide a number of credits for FINO Ph.D. students enrolled in the theoretical curriculum. Some talks are given by the members of LabOnt, internal series in which they present and discuss their research, and others are presented by invited speakers for promoting and encouraging the exchange of ideas among researchers who work on these issues in Italy and in Europe. Meetings last two hours, the first is devoted entirely to the presentation and the second to the discussion. By default, they are held on Tuesday, but also occasionally on other days. Unless otherwise stated, sessions take place at 4 PM on Webex. The recorded talks are available on the Labont YouTube Channel.

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The 2021-22 Labont Seminar will be jointly organized with the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. The 2021-22 seminar series will be dedicated to the topic Climate Crisis and Future Generations.




Climate Crisis and Future Generations Opening Workshop

Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies & Labont – 27 September, h 15-17:30

Introduction: Tiziana Andina (University of Turin) & Alberto Pirni (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies)

Gianfranco Pellegrino (Luiss University), Axel Gosseries (UCLouvain), “Sharing Climate Duties Across Generations: A Dialogue”

Gianfranco Pellegrino, “Sharing Climate Duties Across Generations: Intergenerational Rescue and Taking Up the Slack”

Climate change triggers intergenerational distributive justice duties as well as intergenerational corrective duties. The latter are the duties to redress the wrong of future climate harms, by saving or funding adaptation. In this paper, I defend two claims: first, these duties are analogous to the duty of rescue in standard rescue cases (in a specific interpretation of them); second, these duties increase across generations. Later generations have greater duties than previous one, at least given past non-compliance.

12 October, h 4:00-6:00 pm

Matthias Fritsch (Concordia University), “Intergenerational Turn-Taking and the Counter-Copernican Revolution”

Abstract: This talk seeks to offer a response to massive environmental destabilization by linking my account of intergenerational justice as turn-taking (Fritsch 2011 and Fritsch 2018) with the idea of a second Copernican or counter-Copernican revolution (in Michel Serres, Bruno Latour, Thomas Nail, and others). The argument will proceed in four steps. (1) First, I suggest that recent proposals calling on us to respond to the Anthropocene by ‘being geologically human’ (as David Wood puts it), by situating lived human time in geological time, should be supplemented by generational time, and thus, by the ethics of human generations following one another. (2) To conceptualize intergenerational justice, I briefly review my proposal for human generations taking turns with the earth. (3) I then suggest that the earth is not an external, exchangeable object that we may or may not use, but is constitutive of generations being able to come about and take turns in the first place. In this sense, earth also takes turns with us. (4) To further specify the perhaps puzzling notion that the earth turns generations about, I discuss what some have called the “second Copernican revolution,” according to which the earth not only moves around the sun, but is internally on the move, its geokinetic processes co-constituting us. The earth not only revolves around the sun, as if in undifferentiated space without any form of agency, but pulls us into its internal movement and co-responsive conduct. The environmental crises in our very midst demand a reconceptualization of time as always already intergenerational and space as counter-Copernican.

2 November, h 4:00-6:00 pm

Gregorio Fracchia (University of Turin), “Quis custodiet custodes? Standing, metaphysics and transgenerational bond”

Abstract. The talk focuses on climate change litigation moving from those types of social actions that imply a form of cooperation between the generation that carries out the action and the one that continues and/or concludes it (transgenerational actions).   In this area, we find climate change litigation, i.e. “cases brought before administrative, judicial and other investigatory bodies, financial supervisory authorities and ombudsman schemes or in domestic or international Courts and organisations, that raise issues of law or facts regarding the science of climate change and climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts” (Golnaraghi et al. 2021, 11).  Considering the relevance of initiatives by citizens calling for action by public authorities, a study focusing on the moment of entry into the trial is particularly promising. On one hand, it is necessary to have natural persons living at the time of the initiative to take legal action; on the other hand, the interests protected have to do with future generations. The legal standing should therefore require the plaintiff to explain in limine litis the existence of the transgenerational ‘bond’, also by indicating in whose name he is acting. However, a different interpretation of the standing cannot be ruled out, even considering that, in this kind of litigation, the interest to bring the action (in term of advantages sought by the plaintiff) seems to be less relevant. The talk aims at addressing the problem of the foundation of the transgenerational bond in an interdisciplinary key. This perspective could help both the legal system to define the concept of legal standing and philosophy – spurred to metaphysically found the transgenerational bond – to grasp the contours of a transgenerational relationship.

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16 November 2021, h 4:00-6:00 pm

Michel Bourban (Warwick University), “Eco-anxiety and responsibility for future generations”

Abstract: Just as John Rawls perceived the “fact of reasonable pluralism” as a permanent feature of democratic public culture, we can consider that the “fact of anxiety” has become a pervasive characteristic of life in the Anthropocene.  Global environmental changes such as anthropogenic mass extinction, climate change, and ozone depletion give rise to a specific form of anxiety: “eco-anxiety.”  This presentation draws the contours of the notion of eco-anxiety and suggests possible remedies to it. The objective is to identify key features of eco-anxiety and think about its normative implications in terms of responsibility for young people and future generations.

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30 November, h 4:00-6:00 pm

Samantha Noll (Washington State University), “Balancing Food Security & Ecological Resilience in the Age of the Anthropocene”

Asbtract: Climate changes are harming the resilience of ecosystems and agricultural production. We live in an age where over one billion people are going hungry and this number is expected to rise as climate change impacts displace communities, separating them from their means of food production. In this context, prioritizing agricultural production, and thus food security, may seem like the ethical path that we should follow. On the other hand, ecological resilience is also harmed, as species go extinct or migrate due to fluctuating temperatures and shifting weather patterns. This reduction of resilience negatively impacts ecosystem services and the ability of the natural world to support life. From an environmental holist perspective, then, one could argue that the ethical path would be to focus on reducing negative impacts to species and/or local ecosystems rather than increasing crop yields. Thus, there appears to be a tension between the prioritization of crop yields and the mitigation of ecosystem impacts. This talk explores the tension between increasing crop yields and cultivating ecological resilience. Specifically, the first section of the talk outlines the growing problem of human and non-human climate induced migration and how migration impacts food security. After which, I go on to apply ethical theories prominent in food security and environmental ethics to the conflict, illustrating how dominant theories fail to resolve the dispute. I end by arguing that insights coming from food sovereignty movements could help resolve the tension, as they challenge agricultural paradigms and provide a blueprint for cultivating ecological resilience, as well as food-crops, in the age of the Anthropocene.

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15 December 2021, h 4:00-6:00 pm

Christian Baatz (Kiel University), “Assessing climate policies from a justice perspective: finance for adaptation, loss & damage and beyond”

Abstract: Climate impacts disproportionally hit the Global South where people have contributed very little to the problem. From a global justice perspective, they are entitled to support in adapting to climatic changes and remedying so called “loss and damage”. This raises the question who exactly is entitled to receiving climate finance and who ought to provide it. This talk focuses on the latter issue. Based on the climate ethics discourse it develops a duty-bearer account that in turn informs criteria for assessing policy instruments suitable to raise climate finance. It argues that it is important to make a categorical distinction between the feasibility and the desirability of a given policy and proposes fairness, effectiveness and feasibility as the main assessment components. The criteria are then applied to different policies such as carbon taxes, emissions trading schemes, border tax adjustments and the Clean Development Mechanism. After presenting some tentative results, the talk will end with an outlook on how to rework the criteria in order to assess Carbon Dioxide Removal options and policies that govern these measures.

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8 February 2022, h 4:00-6:00 pm

Elena Casetta (University of Turin), “Has climate change ended nature?”

Abstract: In 1989, in a famous book entitled The End of Nature, Bill McKibben claimed that, because of large-scale climate change produced by human technologies, no place on Earth could still be considered natural. In 2000, at a conference in Cuernavaca, Mexico, Paul J. Crutzen proclaimed that we live in the Anthropocene, a new phase in the history of the planet, in which humankind would have imposed itself as a decisive influence on the global ecology, interfering with its fundamental systems. Is nature really ended? And, if so, are we left with nothing more to do than mourning its end? In this talk, I will shortly reconstruct how humans allegedly ended nature; hence I will analyse two different possible readings of the “end of nature” claim, namely the ontological and the epistemological one, showing that the first one is either false or unfounded, while the second is possibly true. In the light of this analysis and with the help of some excerpts from the latest IPCC assessment report, I will sketchily tackle two questions: which entities and processes are the subject of our environmental concern? Which is the best approach and the current state of our knowledge of those entities and processes?

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4 March 2022, h 4:00-6:00 pm

Antonello Provenzale (CNR Research Director at Institute of Geosciences and Georesources), “Climate crisis and the third human revolution”

Earth’s climate has always changed. From the frozen Snowball of 700 million years ago to the hothouse during the Eocene between about 80 and 50 million years ago, to the glacial-interglacial oscillations of the last three million years. So why do we worry for a temperature increase of just a few degrees? Well, mainly because… now we are here. Surely, the planet is not in danger for such a temperature increase, as it has witnessed much worse events and it survived anyway. But many species did not – sometimes, more than 90% of the species were washed out from existence in a geological blink. And – if possible – the self-called sapiens species would like not to take this route too early. On top of this, the current changes are very rapid – five to ten times faster than recorded paleoclimatic variations – and this means that the global ecosystem could get into some turmoil before settling to a new state. In this talk, we discuss some of these issues, in the light of our own species’ perspective and of the three revolutions it went through: the passage from hunter-gatherer to farmers, the industrial revolution, and the ongoing revolution based on AI, resource concentration and global crises (climate, biodiversity, soil loss, nitrogen, overpopulation).

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8 March 2022, h 4:00-6:00 pm

Mariagrazia Portera (Università degli studi di Firenze), “Conservation of the prettiest: the role of beauty (and other aesthetic categories) in biological conservation strategies”

What is beauty? Can we measure it? What is the role played by human aesthetic attitudes in developing effective strategies to tackle today’s environmental crisis? How can aesthetics, as a philosophical discipline with an interdisciplinary interest in empirical and natural sciences, contribute to address urgent issues such as biodiversity loss, climate change, mass extinctions? As known, human aesthetic preferences for certain animal species (mammals over insects, butterflies over beetles etc.) have become in recent years a key concern in conservation sciences, resulting in a growing amount of research; these preferences, moreover, are regularly harnessed by environmental organizations which tend to choose “cute” animals such as pandas or polar bears, as examples of imperilled species, to gain stronger public support for their campaigns. Are we more prone to defend and invest resources on “pretty” species rather than on ugly or unappealing ones? In times of biodiversity loss and mass extinctions is the prettiest – and not the fittest – that is bound to survive?

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22 March 2022, h 4:00-6:00 pm

Daniele Visioni (Cornell University), “Climate engineering: what do we know, what do we still need to know, and should we know it?”

Abstract: Climate engineering (or climate intervention, or geoengineering) is a topic that is gaining prominence in mainstream climate policy discourse, especially as the chance of remaining below 1.5 ºC of warming above preindustrial levels fades. It is defined as any deliberate, large scale intervention in the climate system aimed at reducing the harmful effects of the increase in greenhouse gases. As an umbrella term, it usually includes both large scale methods of CO₂ removal from the atmosphere (Carbon Dioxide Removal, CDR) and methods aimed at reducing the incoming sunlight in order to cool the planet (Solar Radiation Modification, SRM). In this talk, I will give an overview of both CDR and SRM methods, and focus on the diverse sets of challenges they present: technological, ethical and related to governance. CDR or “negative emissions” are now present in almost all “net-zero” plans from both governments and private sector actors, and all major scenarios from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) include some; but problems with their probable environmental impacts, land use, trade-offs with food production and technical challenges with their scalability need to be addressed, and uncertainties abound. SRM, while still at the fringe, may offer on the other hand a “cheap and easy” temporary solution capable to ameliorate some of the risks, but far more research would be necessary to understand its potential, limits, and novel risks, and some burning questions remain: whose hand would be on the thermostat, whose consent should be asked before SRM could even start, and can a global governance system capable of ensuring a “just” deployment ever be developed?

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7 April 2022 h 3:00-5:00 pm

Sue Spaid, “Introducing the Values Approach to Climate Change”

Abstract: In contrast to ideal arguments whose ‘just targets’ reflect definable/measurable metrics and/or impersonal corporate/national policies destined to mitigate climate change, this paper proposes a nonideal approach for thwarting global warming. In contrast to strategies that depend on distributive justice, the Values Approach requires us to identify identity-defining values, which commits us to act in ways that cohere with our values, lest we be deemed hypocrites. Unlike virtues, those values that we ‘make explicit’ play normative roles since values are a subset of substantial self-knowledge. We thus adjust our habits to accord with how we see ourselves. Moreover, voters who value their environments are apt to pressure democratically-elected leaders to implement appropriate policies.

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26 April 2022 h 4:00-6:00 pm

Luca Ridolfi (DIATI, Politecnico di Torino), “Cambiamenti climatici in un mondo in trasformazione”

Abstract: Il seminario delineerà i principali cambiamenti climatici in atto e quelli previsti nei prossimi decenni, avendo cura di inserirli nella cornice delle profonde e rapide trasformazioni socio- economiche in corso. Particolare attenzione verrà posta alla risorsa acqua. Basato su dati e organizzato come una rassegna di alcune mappe chiave, il seminario ha il fine di mostrare la gravità della situazione climatica, di offrire spunti riguardo alle interazioni con quanto accade nelle società e di rendere evidente l’importanza delle decisioni che ci attendono.

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10 May 2022 h 4:00-6:00 pm

Adam Briggle (University of North Texas), “Thinking like a Gigaton: Against Environmental Philosophy”

Abstract: For decades, environmental philosophers have been arguing that we must fundamentally change our worldview if we are to save future generations from ecological collapse. The historian Lynne White, Jr. (1967) helped to cement this agenda when he wrote, “The issue is whether a democratized world can solve its own implications. Presumably we cannot unless we rethink our axioms.” It has since become axiomatic that we must rethink our axioms! Environmental philosophers have been rethinking anthropocentrism, techno-economic growth, modernity, colonialism, mechanism, patriarchy, etc. The basic idea is that we will not solve problems like the climate crisis with the same thinking that created them – that we need a radical/ontological shift – a new mode of being or truth. But what if this is wrong? What if that’s not practical or even wise? This is the basic argument of the ecomodernists. In this talk, I’d like to explore their ideas.

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24 May 2022 h 4:00-6:00 pm

Tina Heger (Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) & Freie Universität Berlin), “Biodiversity crisis and future generations: Towards a Symbiocene”

Abstract: Our current age is facing not only a climate, but also a biodiversity crisis. An estimated number of eight million species are at risk of becoming extinct very soon. Even though the fact that we are facing a global mass extinction event has been known for very long, the major drivers of biodiversity loss are still active, with no major changes in sight. Global transformative change is therefore urgently needed, and it should address both the climate as well as the biodiversity crises. What can future generations expect? And what is needed now to facilitate the urgently needed transformation? In this presentation, I will argue that what is needed is a fundamental change in our relationship to nature. To trigger a renewal of the human-nature relationship, positive visions will play a major role. The narrative of the Anthropocene is counterproductive in this respect, since it fosters and reassures the idea of humans as the dominating factor on earth. I will introduce the concept of the Symbiocene as an alternative, positive narrative. It is in line with the current ideas underlying relational environmental ethics, and promotes the idea of a livable future that is characterized by a sustainable human-nature relationship. In the Symbiocene, the interaction of humans with other living beings is symbiotic in a figurative sense: Humans care for nature as much as nature nurtures us humans.

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7 June 2022, h 4:00-6:00
Lara Barbara (FINO Consortium), “From the balance of nature to resilience”
Abstract: Starting from the second half of the XX century, the diffusion in ecology of alternative theories to the balance of nature paradigm has led to the establishment of resilience as a central concept in the study of ecosystems (Holling 1973, Desjardins 2015). In this talk I will try to answer the question whether the concept of resilience is nothing else than a new term for the old balance of nature, or if it rather introduces a genuine substantial change in the understanding of ecosystems (Delettre, Kornillou 2022). To do so, after briefly reviewing the main definitions of “resilience”, I will assess the consequences of the introduction of the concept in ecosystem ecology. In particular, I will argue that, unlike the concept of balance, that of resilience (i) allows to attribute ecosystems a true evolutive dimension; (ii) is suited to address the human-nature dichotomy; and (iii) is not value-laden. In conclusion, some concerns about the actual tendencies in the use of the term are expressed.

21 June 2022 h 4:00-6:00 pm

Elena Gagliasso (Università degli studi di Roma “La Sapienza”), “Strategie resilienti per tre crisi in una: clima, pandemie, guerre”

Abstract: È possibile individuare (cucire) modelli e lessici utili per una resistenza (protezione) mentale al tracimare della crisi climatica, di una pandemia, della nevrosi da guerra?

Tra filosofia ed epistemologia come mantenere funzionanti (curare) le condizioni di possibilità di un pensiero che unisca ragionevolezza e sentimenti di fronte alla coppia distruzione-autodistruzione? Vivendo dentro un ecosistema già stressato per emergenza climatica e crollo di biodiversità?

Esiste forse un possibile stile di pensiero già sottotraccia nelle scienze del vivente e nelle filosofie a queste correlate. Alcuni indicatori possono essere condensati in concetti influenti che ultimamente stavano realizzando una conversione antropologica degli ideali del sapere. Da ‘identità’ (corrispondenza, uniformità, distinzione, misconoscimento dell’altro), a ‘individuo’ (indivisibilità identitaria), a ‘oggetto’ (isolabile, conchiuso, autosufficiente, irrelato) spostiamoci su ‘diversità’, ‘differenze-somiglianze’, ‘condividuo’, ‘flusso circolare’, ‘effetti soglia’. Al rapporto costi-benefici sostituiamo quello rischi-benefici.

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4 July 2022 h 4:00-6:00 pm

José Juan Palomo Del Rey (University of Salamanca), “A general introduction to metaphysical grounding and its application to social ontology”


This talk will focus on a very general presentation of the main lines of the literature on the metaphysical ground, a concept originating from Bolzano, which is the main champion of the post-modal school of contemporary analytic metaphysics. Defined as a non-causal relation of constitution between facts, the ground is identified as the most granular and deepest possible metaphysical explanation, the core of a hierarchical conception of reality (interlevel metaphysics). Regarding formal properties, the main line defends that it is a strict partial order (irreflexive, asymmetric and transitive), that it presents the Bolzanian properties (i.e., it can be complete or partial, mediate or immediate, factive or non-factive and non-monotonic), as well as other nuclear properties such as hyperintensionality. Moreover, its connection with other notions (such as that of cause or fundamentality), some of its metametaphysical aspects, will be very briefly traced, in order to dwell on the issue of realism, of enormous relevance in the literature on the metaphysical ground.

Once the above has been developed, we will analyze the applications that are being carried out with this notion, especially social ontology, embodied by authors such as Jonathan Schaffer, Brian Epstein or Mari Mikkola. These authors will be compared with some of the ideas developed in LABONT, especially the social ontology of Maurizio Ferraris. The final vanishing point of the talk is to propose a “prenatal” development, an inchoative model about how in the light of all the proposed developments the relations between the more abstract and concrete dimensions of philosophy could be rethought.

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The remainder of the II Semester program of “Climate Crisis and Future Generations” will be soon announced – stay tuned!


Tutti gli incontri dell’anno accademico 2021-22 si sono tenuti su Webex. L’organizzazione dei seminari è stata curata da Francesco Camboni ed Erica Onnis.


Labont Seminars Archive

Calendario Labont Seminar a. y. 2020/21 

  • 5 ottobre, ore 16.00, Maurizio Ferraris, “Webfare”
  • 19 ottobre, ore 16.00, Tiziana Andina, “Prolegomeni per una giustizia transgenerazionale”*
  • 2 novembre, ore 16.00, Andrea Sangiovanni, “Solidarity and Its Grounds”*
  • 16 novembre, ore 17:30, Valeria Martino, “Quale teoria per i gruppi sociali?”
  • 30 novembre, ore 16.oo, Anna Marmodoro, “Powers in time”
  • 14 dicembre, ore 16.00, Guglielmo Tamburrini, “Etica dell’IA: questioni strutturali, globali e locali”*
  • 11 gennaio, ore 16.00, Gloria Sansò, “Che cos’è un atto sociale?”
  • 25 gennaio, ore 16.00, Vera Tripodi, “Etica delle tecniche. Una filosofia per progettare il futuro”*
  • 8 febbraio, ore 16.00, Enrico Terrone, “Filosofia dell’ingegneria”*
  • 22 febbraio, ore 16.00, Davide Pala, “Non-domination Without Rights? An Impossibility”
  • 22 marzo, ore 16.00, Joerg Tremmel, “Intergenerational justice and poverty”
  • 12 aprile, ore 16.00, Mario De Caro, “Realtà e realismi”
  • 19 aprile, ore 16.00, Mario Carpo, “Designers redesign robotics: a short history of automated work”
  • 26 aprile, ore 16.00, Lorenzo Casini, “Lo Stato nell’era di Google. Frontiere e sfide globali”
  • 10 maggio, ore 16.00, Niki Young, “The Notion of Emergence in OOO”
  • 17 maggio, ore 16.00, Günter Figal, “Objective Aesthetics. On the Epistemological Relevance of Art”
  • 24 giugno, ore 16.00, Ronald Day, “Trauma, Time, and “Unconscious Information”
  • 12 luglio, ore 16.00, Julian Nida-Rümelin, “Aspetti ontologici dell’azione umana”
  • 19 luglio, ore 16.00, Nadia Urbinati, “Democracy and political conflict”

*Il seminario rientra nella serie SCIENZANUOVA ed è parte del progetto SN-DICAP – Scienza Nuova. DIgital CAPital (CRT, Bando Erogazioni Ordinarie 2019).

Tutti gli incontri dell’anno accademico 2020-21 si sono tenuti su Webex. L’organizzazione dei seminari è stata curata da Francesco Camboni, Fausto Corvino ed Erica Onnis.

Calendario Labont Seminar a. y. 2019/20

  • 24 marzo, h 16-18, Francesco Camboni (Università del Piemonte Orientale), “Solidarity, anthropologically-laden concepts, and the need for a philosophical anthropology”, WebEx
  • 7 aprile, h 16-18, Fausto Corvino (Università di Torino), “‘Labour commodification and alien control: a neo-republican perspective”, WebEx
  • 21 aprile, h 16-18, Nicola Siddi (Università di Torino), “Filosofia della città. L’insediamento urbano da oggetto sociale a processo documediale”, WebEx
  • 12 maggio, h 16-18, Angela Condello (Università di Messina), “Il metodo giuridico alla prova della rivoluzione digitale”, WebEx
  • 26 maggio, h 16-18, Erica Onnis (Università di Torino), “Emergenza e novità”, WebEx
  • 28 maggio, h 16-18, Roberta Dreon (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia), “Intorno all’immaginazione: Pratica”, WebEx
  • 4 giugno, h 16-18, Giovanni Matteucci (Università di Bologna), “Intorno all’immaginazione: Espressione”, WebEx
  • 9 giugno, h 16-18, Davide Dal Sasso (Università di Torino), “Le opere come strutture espressive: su arte e informazione”, Webex
  • 11 giugno, h 16-18, Emanuele Arielli (Università IUAV di Venezia), “Intorno all’immaginazione: Scelta”, WebEx
  • 23 giugno, h 16-18, Gabriele Gava (Università di Torino), “Una nuova lettura della Deduzione B nella Critica della ragion Pura”, WebEx
  • 25 giugno, h 16-18, Paolo D’Angelo (Università Roma Tre), “Intorno all’immaginazione: Finzione”, WebEx
  • 7 luglio, h 18-18, Jimmy Hernandez Marcelo (Università di Torino), “Artifact and document. Toward the technological document”, WebEx

A cura di Francesco Camboni ( ed Erica Onnis (

Gli incontri del seminario “Intorno all’immaginazione” sono organizzati da Davide Dal Sasso (

Calendario Labont Seminar a. y. 2016-2017

A cura di: Elena Casetta ( | Vera Tripodi (

Calendario Labont Seminar a. y. 2015-16:

  • 19 gennaio, ore 15-17, Alessandro Bruzzone (Università di Torino – FINO) “Una disfunzione ontologica? L’accumulo compulsivo confrontato con il collezionismo”, Sede: CLE – Campus Luigi Einaudi (aula H4), Torino.
  • 2 febbraio, ore 15-17, Maurizio Ferraris (Labont), Gianluca Cuozzo(Università di Torino), Paolo Napoli (CENJ, EHESS) – “Mobilitazione, burocrazia, amministrazione”. Sede: Circolo dei Lettori, Torino.
  • 16 febbraio, ore 15-17, Stefano Boeri (Politecnico di Milano) – “Towards a non-Antropocentric Urban Ethic”. Sede: Circolo dei Lettori, Torino.
  • 23 febbraio, ore 15-17, Nancy Abigail Nuñez Hernández (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico – Unam) – “Reconsidering epistemic contextualism”. Sede: Campus Luigi Einaudi (aula h4).
  • 23 febbraio, ore 17-19, Tavola Rotonda “Labont|Law” (Relatrici: Vera Tripodi, Barbara Pasa, Eleonora Missana, Lucia Morra, Bianca Gardella Tedeschi) – “Il matrimonio. Il dibattito attuale in prospettiva filosofico-giuridica”. Sede: Campus Luigi Einaudi (aula h5).
  • 8 Marzo, ore 15-17, Alberto Romele (University of Porto), “Ermeneutica materiale e tracce digitali”, Sede: Campus Luigi Einaudi (Sala Lauree Blu).
  • 15 Marzo, ore 15-17, Gianmaria Ajani (Università di Torino), Tiziana Andina (Labont), Alessandra Donati (Università di Milano Bicocca) – “Ontologia dell’arte e diritto”. Sede: Circolo dei Lettori, Torino.
  • 26 aprile, ore 15-17, Andrea Branzi ed Elisa Cattaneo  (Politecnico di Milano) “Primitive Metropolis”, Sede: Circolo dei Lettori (Sala Gioco), Torino
  • 3 maggio, ore 15-17, Francesco Careri   (Università Roma Tre) “Walkscape”, Sede: Circolo dei Lettori (Sala Gioco), Torino
  • 10 maggio, ore 15-17, Gabriele Pasqui   (Politecnico di Milano) “Osservare la città contemporanea: il punto di vista delle popolazioni urbane”, Sede: Circolo dei Lettori (Sala Gioco), Torino
  • 20 maggio, ore 15-17, Sara Guindani   (Collège d’études mondiales|Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme) “L’immagine viva: Proust e la fotografia”, Sede: Circolo dei Lettori (Sala Musica), Torino
  • 31 maggio, ore 15-17, Maurizio Ferraris (Labont, Università di Torino), Pierpaolo Forte (Unisannio), Carola Barbero (Labont, Università di Torino) – “Oggetti giuridici e oggetti filosofici”. Sede: Campus Luigi Einaudi (aula h4-settore D4 secondo piano).
  • 31 maggio, ore 17-19, Robert Wallace, “How Plato and Hegel Reconcile Science and Religion”. Sede: Campus Luigi Einaudi (aula h4-settore D4 secondo piano).
  • 7 giugno, ore 17-19, Babette Babich (Fordham University), “Nietzsche and Raphael: On the Artist’s Aesthetics”. Sede: Circolo dei Lettori (Sala Musica), Torino

    Calendario Labont Seminar a. y.  2014-15:

  • 6 ottobre, ore 15-17, Carla Bagnoli, Maurizio Ferraris, Luca Illetterati, Diego Marconi, Massimo Mori, – Tavola Rotonda: “La filosofia e i suoi metodi”; sede: Circolo dei lettori di Torino, via Bogino;
  • 11 novembre, ore 15-17, Leonardo Caffo (LabOnt) – “Noi, dunque io: empatia e ontologia sociale”; sede: Circolo dei lettori di Torino, via Bogino;
  • 25 novembre, ore 15-17, Adam Andrzejewski (Uniwersytet Warszawski ) – “New Cookery as Idea-Dependent Art”; sede: Circolo dei lettori di Torino, via Bogino;
  • 9 dicembre, ore 15-17, Alessandra Donati (Università degli studi di Milano “Bicocca”), “Autenticità dell’archiviazione, un nuovo concetto giuridico”; David Carrier (filosofo e critico d’arte), “The Blind Spots of Art History: How Wild Art Came to Be – and Be Ignored”. Sede: Circolo dei lettori di Torino, via Bogino;
  • 16 dicembre, ore 15-17, Lydia Korpan (University ITMO of St. Petersburg), “Graphic User Interface (GUI) and “Icons” as a Cultural Phenomenon”. Sede: Aula di Medievale, Dipartimento di Filosofia.


  • 4 febbraio, ore 15-17, Stefano Vaselli (LabOnt) – “Chi ha paura del realismo nella scienza storica? Tra costruttivismo relativismo e revisionismo storico”. Sede: Aula di Antica, Dipartimento di Filosofia.
  • 17 febbraio, ore 15-17, Maurizio Ferraris (LabOnt) – “Mobilitazione Totale”. Sede: Aula di Antica, Dipartimento di Filosofia.
  • 3 marzo, ore 17-19, Graham Harman (American University in Cairo),  Sede: Aula Guzzo, Via Po, 18, Torino
  • 10 marzo, ore 15-17,  Günter Figal (Freiburg University), Sede: Aula Guzzo, Via Po, 18, Torino
  • 17 marzo, ore 18-20, Fabio Gironi (University College Dublin), Sede: Aula Guzzo, Via Po, 18, Torino
  • 23 marzo, ore 18-20, Jon Snyder (UCLA),  Sede: Circolo dei Lettori (Sala Grande), Torino
  • 24 marzo, ore 17-19, Enrico Berti (Università di Padova), Sede: Aula Guzzo, Via Po, 18, Torino
  • 21 aprile, ore 17-19, Tristan Garcia (Université de Picardie Jules Verne), Sede: Aula Guzzo, Via Po, 18, Torino
  • 28 aprile, ore 17-19, Alexander Kanev (Sofia University), Sede: Aula Guzzo, Via Po, 18, Torino
  • 18 maggio, ore 17-19,  Angela Condello (Gent and CENJ/EHSS) “Documentalità e internet. Questioni giuridiche a partire da un’analisi casistica”, Sede: Aula Guzzo, Via Po, 18, Torino
  • 26 maggio, ore 15-17, Lorenzo Baravalle (Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil) “Stili di ragionamento scientifico: le spiegazioni causali in stile evoluzionista”, Sede: Circolo dei Lettori (Sala Gioco), Torino
  • 6 ottobre, ore 15-17, Jacopo Domenicucci (École normale supérieure) “Di chi ti fidi? Natura e oggetto della fiducia”, Sede: Circolo dei Lettori (Sala Musica), Torino
  • 13 ottobre, ore 15-17, Filippo Contesi (The University of York) “L’ontologia dell’horror e il disgusto”, Sede: Circolo dei Lettori (Sala Musica), Torino
  • 20 ottobre, ore 15-17, Mario De Caro (Università Roma Tre) ”
  • Il realismo del mondo quotidiano e quello della scienza: una frattura insanabile?”, Sede: Circolo dei Lettori (Sala Musica), Torino
  • 27 ottobre, ore 15-17, Jocelyn Benoist (École normale supérieure) “Vino vecchio in otri nuovi?“, Sede: Circolo dei Lettori (Sala Musica), Torino
  • 22 dicembre, ore 17-19, Gianmaria Ajani (Università di Torino) “Le sfide dell’arte contemporanea al diritto”, Sede: CLE – Campus Luigi Einaudi (aula H5), Torino

Calendario Labont Seminar a. y. 2013-2014:

  • 21 novembre, ore 15-17, Nicola Perullo (Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo) – “La cucina è arte?”; sede: Aula di Antica
  • 5 dicembre, ore 15-17, Roberto Fassone (Artist in Residence-Viafarini-Milano) – “L’aura non c’è”; sede: Sala Riunioni, v. Gaudenzio Ferrari 9 (al 2° piano)
  • 23 gennaio, ore 15-17, Leonardo Caffo (LabOnt) – “La morale in Ontologia Sociale”; sede: Aula di Antica
  • 6 febbraio, ore 15-17, Francesca De Vecchi (Università Vita Salute San Raffaele) – “Eidetica del diritto e ontologia sociale. Il realismo di Adolf Reinach”; sede: Aula di Antica
  • 20 febbraio, ore 15-17, Luca Illetterati (Università degli studi di Padova) – “Ontologia del vivente tra Hegel e Heidegger”; sede: Aula di Antica
  • 13 marzo, ore 15-17, Maria Grazia Turri (Università degli studi di Torino) – “Oggetti sociali economici: teologia economica”; sede: Aula di Antica
  • 27 marzo, ore 15-17, Cristina Meini (Università del Piemonte Orientale) – “Perché ci piace la musica? Una rilettura del vecchio dibattito su musica e emozioni”; sede: Aula di Antica
  • 10 aprile, ore 15-17, Felice Cimatti (Università della Calabria) – “Ontologia dell’Animalità”; sede: Aula di Antica
  • 29 maggio, ore 15-17, Enrico Terrone (LabOnt) – “Tre o quattro modi di essere un film”;  sede: Aula di Antica
  • 12 giugno, ore 15-17, Domenica Bruni (Università degli studi di Messina) – “L’ontologia sociale dell’amore”;  sede: Aula Guzzo (in via Po 18, primo piano)

Calendario Labont Seminar – Spring 2013:

  • 21 maggio, ore 16-18, Vera Tripodi (LabOnt) – “Intuizioni, stereotipi e la scarsa presenza delle donne in filosofia”; sede: Aula di Medievale
  • 5 giugno, ore 17,30, David Carrier (Case Western Reserve University) – “Kant’s Aesthetic Anarchism”; sede: Aula di Antica, Dipartimento di Filosofia.
  • 11 giugno, ore 16-18, Enrico Terrone (LabOnt) – “Background e normatività nell’ontologia sociale di Searle”; sede: Aula di Medievale
  • 18 giugno, ore 16-18, Francesco Guala (Università di Milano) – “Istituzioni, regole ed equilibri: come unificare l’ontologia sociale”;  Aula di Medievale
  • 2 luglio, ore 16-18, Alberto Voltolini (Università di Torino) – “Contro l’esternismo fenomenologico”; sede: Aula di Medievale
  • 9 luglio, ore 16-18, Andrea Borghini (College of the Holy Cross) – “Le articolazioni edibili della realtà”; sede: Aula di Antica